WWF Central and Eastern Europe Board

The highest decision-making body of WWF Central and Eastern Europe is the Regional Board, its members being elected from a pool of people of excellence strongly involved in and committed to the CEE region. The Board is making strategic decisions based on management recommendations made by the Regional Strategic Management Team and for all WWF-CEE legal entities. We are honoured to present the members of the WWF Central and Eastern Europe Board.
Sasha Bezuhanova, Chairperson, left a 20-year executive career at Hewlett-Packard to devote herself to supporting social prosperity through innovation, education and collaboration by means of such organisations and initiatives such as MOVE.BG.
Jean-Paul Paddack, Deputy Chairperson, is Executive Director of Network Development  WWF International and oversees the management of WWF’s offices in the Pacific, China, Korea, Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and the Mediterranean.
Andrea Johanides, Chairperson of Finance Committee, has been CEO of WWF-Austria since 2013, and before that head of finance from 2005. Before coming to WWF, she held a number of finance controller positions in various private sector companies.

Katalin Szomolányi, until recently headed Corporate Sustainability at Magyar Telekom, leads Planet Fanatics, a network of experts working to realise sustainability projects

Mihai Stanescu is a psychologist and anthropologist who has been working as a coach and consultant since 2000. He is the founder and CEO of RoCoach, through which he has provided over 10,000 coaching hours in individual, team and organisational sessions to leaders in business and other organisations.
Jürgen Schmidt is a Board Member of WWF-Germany and the founder and majority owner of memo AG, a company that specialises in eco-products for businesses. He now advises businesses on strategy and management as a “Sustainable Business Angel” and partner at the Terra Institute.

Viktor Halasiuk is a Ukrainian economist, currently serving as the president of the Ukrainian Association for the Club of Rome, CEO of the KIEF Academy, a board member at the Kyiv International Economic Forum (KIEF) and an associate fellow at the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS).

Caroline Tsilikounas is the current CEO of WWF Belgium. She is a cross-sector, strategic and analytical international development professional with more than 20 years in specialized financial services, SMEs capacity building, investor relations, economic development, and emerging markets